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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

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Phil Alibrandi opposes a move to build a large American Leadership Academy charter school so close to a freeway. (Will Powers)

Charter school at 202/Higley wins narrow approval by council

Site better suited for office complex, opponents say By Jim Walsh Gilbert resident Phil Alibrandi doesn’t believe that a charter school belongs on a prime piece of real estate near the Loop 202/Santan Freeway at Higley...
Gilbert Digital State of the Town Address. From right: Jan Simon frm Gilbert, Rod Heibult (Gilbert), Karen Hassan and Mike Dolan (Gilbert).

Thousands of people #chooseGilbert for its low crime rate, family amenities

By Srianthi Perera More than 240,000 people choose to hang their hats in Gilbert. A wise decision, apparently. Awards and accolades continue to pour in: Gilbert has been deemed the second safest U.S. city, the best...
Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels looks on (at far left) while her five-year-old daughter Kate participates in the video being filmed by the town’s digital crew at the mayor’s residence.

Mayor hopes the public will #Choose Gilbert, the theme for Digital State of Town

By Srianthi Perera A new year has begun, and Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels—who herself is new to the position—is continuing with established tradition to recap last year’s happenings and preview the next for the town’s...
children with teacher woman painting on paper at table in kindergarten . group people.

Gilbert school officials firmly behind all-day kindergarten despite conservatives’ assaults

By Paul Maryniak As the state Legislature begins a new session, funding for all-day kindergarten appears to be unlikely as conservative Republicans raise questions about its value and the absence of standards. But both Gilbert Public...
Lookout Point on South Mountain

Hikers may see big changes to a favorite park: Signs, parking, restrooms in plans...

By Jim Walsh One of the favorite activities of Gilbert residents is a hike up South Mountain, which looms over a sprawling quilt of red-tile roofed suburban neighborhoods. South Mountain Park plays a major role in...
The South Mountain Freeway will provide a detour around downtown traffic for I-10 motorists.

Opponents of the South Mountain Freeway prepare for possibly their last fight

By Paul Maryniak What could be the last fight to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway is being waged on paper in San Francisco. There, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has...
Income Tax

Local legislative leaders say state income tax abolition not in the cards

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services Don't look for the Republican-controlled legislature to vote this year—or in the near future—to eliminate the state income tax. Incoming House Speaker J.D. Mesnard, whose district includes part of Gilbert,...
Dignity Health

Dignity Health and East Valley fire departments partner to provide specialized care to heart...

Patients with heart failure may benefit from a new pilot program now offered at Dignity Health’s East Valley hospitals. The new initiative, led by the City of Mesa Fire and Medical Department, and Dignity...
Gilbert Folk Festival

Gilbert Folk Festival needs volunteers

Volunteers (ages 18 and up) are needed for the 2017 Gilbert Folk Festival on February 18 to help direct guests, hand out programs and assist stage teams at various locations in downtown Gilbert. The shifts...
Gilbert Fire Suspect

Two juveniles identified on video after Gilbert’s Via Sorento fire

By Jim Walsh Gilbert police and fire investigators have interviewed two juvenile suspects caught on video after a spectacular fire destroyed several buildings under construction in October at the Via Sorento condominiums, near Gilbert and...